Jewish Community

Home | Our Programs | Jewish Community | Kesher


Kesher is a day and evening program for Jewish young adults, ages 14 – 19. Kesher teens connect with each other, receive professional support and participate in engaging, fun activities. Whether it’s a group run, a nice schmooze or an evening workout, Kesher has something to offer everyone.


Services include:

  • Career and college guidance

  • Job coaching and internships

  • GED and SAT preparation

  • Organized sports and recreational outings

  • Health and substance abuse education

  • Counseling


Staff also reaches out to youth on the streets to engage them in positive, constructive activities.

Kesher is sponsored by JCCA. The program was created through partnerships with local rabbis, lay leaders, Yeshiva principals, teachers and the Queens Jewish Community Council.

“I needed a carefree, judgment-free place where I could find guidance and help. I felt that at the Center the first day. The Center gave me the strength and confidence I needed to keep on the right path.

Zion, Kesher participant. Zion is now enrolled in college